Here's the latest on my back problems, which might be of interest to any of you out there experiencing back pain or riding with shims under your cleats. Today I went to the Boulder Center for Sports Medicine to determine definitively whether I have a leg length discrepancy. Without an X-ray it's not possible to tell if crookedness is structural, or if it's just a functional result of various muscle weaknesses. Most people in the peoples'-bodies industry will say that a structural leg length discrepancy is rare. Usually it's functional, they say, you don't really need that lift/shim/etc. But after saying that to me, most of these expert people have followed up by saying it really looks like I might have a ...
This was my second year racing the Rev3 Knoxville Olympic distance triathlon. Next year will be my third year, it's one of my favorite race courses and race locations! I was really happy with how the race weekend went. I got to spend great time with other athletes and teammates, thanks to the fact that many of us stayed in the host hotel (which had spacious rooms and great amenities, including free internet, thanks Holiday Inn Worlds Fair Park!). And I enjoyed checking out the new Lazer Helmet colors at the expo. [caption id="attachment_3622" align="alignnone" width="149" caption="Two of my favorites... Lazer + Rev3!"]...
Today Google Alert informed me that I was named USA Triathlon's runner up female elite (that means "pro" everyone) duathlete of the year! So that's kind of exciting. To recap 2011, I was the bronze medalist at the 2011 Duathlon National Championship and then the second American/12th overall at the ITU Duathlon World Championship in Spain. In my mind it doesn't quite make up for the fact that USA Triathlon changed the date & location for duathlon nationals after indicating that they'd be the same as last year, and changed the funding structure for worlds such that I will not be a duathlete this year... but I'm still happy about the honor!...
I’m all introspective because this was the last race of my season. But I have a quiz to write so I’m bailing on my original plan of writing a playlist-themed race report, complete with samples and instrumentals. It was getting predictably over-involved and I’m probably the only one who would have thought it was awesome anyway. But I will tell you that Crystal Castles’ Vietnam, off their second eponymous release, was playing in my head for virtually all 4 hours 42 minutes that I was racing. It was a good choice – "I'm alive", indeed (side note yes I know that's not the exact lyric in the song sampled, Walk in the Park, but that sure is ...
Subtitle: THAT WAS AWESOME I am en route from Spain back to Reality. It has been a whirlwind and amazing trip. I almost don't know where to start, because so much of duathlon and ITU and international racing still feels new to me, not to mention Spanish language and cuisine (I think the only things that felt routine were my Recovery Pump sessions and pre-race PreRace!). But, you know, "rarely at a loss for words" and all... It was awesome. The race format was 10k run - 42.5k draft-legal bike - 5k run. The U.S. Duathlon national championship race, at which we qualify for worlds, is 5k run - 35k non-draft bike - 5k run, which is quite different. ...
I really wanted to do a play on the word Du. (You're welcome). (Sorry). Anyhow this year I'm doing lots of Duathlons (run-bike-run races). I went to Nationals on the last day of school/first day of exams back in April, I am headed to Spain in three weeks, and in the interim I did the Mile-High Duathlon series here in Colorado. Today was the last race, the West Side Duathlon down in Arvada. [caption id="attachment_3440" align="alignnone" width="149" caption="Pre-race openers through Wash Park"][/caption] This was a really cool course, it actually reminded me a lot of the Nationals ...
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